On September 10th, 1993, the world was introduced to “The X-Files” and a pair of alien-chasing FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. For nine conspiracy-filled TV seasons (and two feature films) they fought to uncover The Truth about the existence of extra-terrestrials, along the way becoming iconic characters in pop culture.
To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of “The X-Files,” we present an update on some of its major players.
David Duchovny (Special Agent Fox Mulder) will once again star as writer Hank Moody in Showtime’s dramedy “Californication” when it returns for a seventh season in 2014.
Gillian Anderson (Special Agent Dana Scully) recently returned to TV in a big way, with roles on BBC’s “The Fall,” NBC’s “Hannibal” and NBC’s upcoming “Crisis.”
Mitch Pileggi (FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner) plays Harris Ryland on TNT’s “Dallas” revival, which begins its third season in 2014.
William B. Davis (C.G.B. Spender/Cigarette Smoking Man) has a recurring role on the Canadian sci-fi series “Continuum.”
Vince Gilligan (writer/executive producer) created AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and ran the show for all of its five glorious seasons. Howard Gordon (writer/executive producer) co-developed and exec-produces Showtime’s “Homeland.” He also served as showrunner on “24” and will head up production when it returns as a 12-episode limited series.
Chris Carter (creator/executive producer) has tried to get other TV series off the ground, with limited success. Recently his post-apocalyptic pilot “The After” was picked up by Amazon, but many X-Philes are hoping that his next big project will be a third “X-Files” film.